At Te Mata school we offer a range of cultural opportunities.
Some vary from year to year depending on tutors, teachers and events.
Brass/Woodwind Band @ HNI
Students who learn either Trumpet, Saxophone, Clarinet or Flute are invited to join the Symphonic Band led by Mary McHattie - HNI Music Coordinator. Students practice on Thursday at 8am. Teacher Tori Lind joins this group as well, for support on Tenor Saxophone.
Orchestra @ HNI
Students who learn either Cello, Violin, Clarinet, Flute are invited to join the Orchestra led by Mary McHattie - HNI Music Coordinator. Students practice on Wednesdays at 7:45 am. Teacher Anna Kay joins this group as well, for support on Cello.
Senior Music tuition students in Bands
Bands, in the past, have been on offer for students at Te Mata. Bands have been made up of a Drummer, Guitarist/or 2 and Vocalist. When on offer, teachers support these bands at lunchtimes.
Senior Chess Competition
Te Mata holds an annual Chess tournament, where students compete against each other in the hope of the final game. After our school competition, students then get the opportunity to attend the HB Regional Chess Tournament if they wish.
Senior Dance Groups
Te Mata School has an annual Dance festival for Senior students. Boys and girls can create mixed teams or all girls or boys teams to enter. The top 3 teams judged, go to the Interschool competition.
The Kids Sing / Kids 4 Kids (K4K)
Senior Choir events
The Kids Sing is a Primary & Intermediate Schools Choir Festival & Competition. Te Mata has entered in previous years. Kids 4 Kids (K4K) is another choir & show and has been postponed for 2021.
Junior & Middles Choir
Two separate Choirs
On offer, in both the Middle and Junior School, are Choirs. Both groups enjoy learning a variety of songs and perform at School Assemblies, to Kindergartens and often to local Rest Homes.
Senior students Choir
Within the Senior School, students can choose to join the Choir. Students learn basic vocal warm-ups, learn about using their diaphragm when singing and practice a variety of songs, which are performed in Assemblies, events and at the End of the Year celebrations.
The TM Ukulele Group
The Ukulele group, in the past, has been on offer for Senior & Middle students at Te Mata. When on offer, teacher/s have taught this group at lunchtimes. Also, this group has the opportunity of performing at the annual Ukulele Festival.
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